The Coronation Road Dental Surgery Team

At Coronation Road Dental Surgery we have a specialised team of caring dental professionals who provide routine dentistry and specialist support services to General Dental Practitioners.

Our team of dental specialists

Coronation Road Dental Surgery has been caring for the people of Southville and the surrounding area for over 100 years providing dental treatment under NHS, Denplan Dpas and Private Contract.

The practice acts as an UN limited partnership and is owned by David Ash and Ian James.

David Ash Profile

David Ash - Partner GDC 60583

Dental Practitioner

David has been a Partner at Coronation Road Dental Surgery for 29 years and prior to that he has spent 5 years working in East Grinstead, Sussex.

Dentistry is a very rewarding profession and David enjoys the relationships that he and the staff at Coronation Road Dental Surgery have with their patients. The trust and respect is incredibly precious and makes turning up for work a pleasure.

Significant investments have been made in technology and training over the years and as a consequence Coronation Road Dental Surgery are now saving teeth that would otherwise have been extracted.

David enjoys working under high levels of magnification and the use of hard/soft tissue lasers which increases the precision of diagnoses and prescribing.

In David’s spare time he enjoys riding his bike across the Somerset levels. Has a keen interest in the local football club and sports fields, and not forgetting, spending lots of time raising funds for their development and maintenance.

Ian James Profile

Ian James - Partner GDC 60602

Dental Practitioner

Bachelor Dental Surgery (BDS) 1985
Birmingham University
Diploma Post Graduate Studies (DPDS) 2003
Bristol University

Ian has worked as partner at Coronation Road Dental Surgery since 1990.

Trainer on the South West Post Graduate Vocational Dental Scheme since 1996, he is always been involved with the further training of recently qualified young dentists.

Ian carries out all aspects of dental treatment with a specialist interest in cosmetic work including tooth whitening, crowns and veneers. Ian is also interested in implant dentistry and had undertakes 12 months of training with General Implant Forum training.

Member of British Society of oral implantologists. Ian is committed to further training to improve treatment options for our patients.

Outside of work he enjoys playing golf and he is a keen Scuba Diver.

Julia Horsman Profile

Julia Horsman BDS (Bristol) MFDS RCS (Ed)

Dental Practitioner

Julia graduated in 2012 from Bristol University and has worked in the Bristol area ever since. She joined the Coronation Road Dental Surgery team in 2016. Since graduation, she has completed various postgraduate courses becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and is currently working towards a diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies.

By getting to know her patients, Julia puts them at ease with her calm friendly personality to make them feel comfortable during appointments.

Julia has a conservative approach to dentistry and believes prevention is the most important aspect to the maintenance of a healthy mouth. She enjoys working in general practice treating a range of dental conditions but particularly likes aesthetic dentistry and treating families.

Outside of work, Julia enjoys keeping fit, crafting and trying to see as much of the world as possible.

Maria Lopez'Casas Profile

Maria Lopez'Casas

Dental Practitioner

Maria qualified in Spain in 2000, following 4 years of work in her native country, she then decided to move to Bristol to gain experience in working in a completely different system and environment. She is part of the Coronation Road Dental Practice since 2004, where she found a great team, a second family and fabulous patients.

After graduating at the University of Bristol in Dental Studies, she undertook her MSc in Orthodontics at University of Warwick. She has a special interest in Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and she is particularly keen in treating children and the elderly.

Victoria Charles Profile

Victoria Charles BDS PG Cert

Restorative(Eastman) / Associate Dentist

Victoria qualified from the University of Bristol in 2007, where she was awarded her BDS.

In 2012 she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry with Distinction at the prestigious UCL Eastman Dental Institute. This involved hands-on experience and research ranging from aesthetic treatments (crowns, composite fillings, etc) to periodontal therapy. She enjoys all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and has a patient-centred approach. Victoria has worked at Coronation Road since 2013 and continues to enjoy the friendly atmosphere. She loves spending time with her family and is kept busy with her two young children.

Monika Filipowicz Profile

Monika Filipowicz GDC 213251


Monika qualifies as detal hygienist in 2009 in Krakow, Poland. Since she always wanted to move abroad ta gain valuable work experience, in 2010 she moved to Cardiff. She joined Coronation Road Dental Surgery in 2012, whilst working for other dental surgeries in Cardiff. Monika is very dedicated to her professional development and constantly strives to improve her qualifications through taking various courses in Dental Hygiene. Creating relationships with patients is extremely important for her and she always gladly gives advice on how taking care of patients’ teeth and gums.

Outside of work, Monika likes reading books, watching movies and cooking Polish dishes for her friends. With her friends she also likes travelling around the world.

Debbie Tanner Profile

Debbie Tanner

Practice Manager

Debbie has worked at Coronation Road since 1979, initially as a surgery assistant then receptionist and now as Practice Manager.

Her role involves dealing with all administrative parts of the Practice, dealing with patient enquiries, the Care Quality Commission Policies, ensuring that the surgery is compliant in all aspects, Staff employment and contracts. No matter how busy she is, she still finds time to work some sessions in reception.
After work, Debbie enjoys shopping for shoes and bags and going to the gym.

Lisa Steel Profile

Lisa Steel

Head Nurse

I joined the practice at 18 and have been part of the ‘Coronation Road’ team for 16 years.

I started off as a Trainee Dental Nurse under the support and guidance of Ian James and David Ash, and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1999. I always wanted to further my knowledge and career so in 2001 I sat the Oral Health Educators course to use within the practice. I enjoyed the role as I was able to interact a lot more with patients.

My current roles now include Assistant Practice Manager, Head Nurse and Implant Co-ordinator. I enjoy all these roles as it gives me a varied and interesting input to a “week at work at corrie Road” and keeps me focused, and busy in my chosen career.

Freya Shearman Profile

Freya Shearman

Dental Hygiene Therapist

Freya qualified as a Dental Hygiene Therapist in July 2017 from Cardiff University. Born in Bristol, Freya wanted to return to her roots and started her career at Coronation Road Dental Surgery, where she spends half her working week.

She is a passionate worker with an aim to motivate patients in having excellent oral hygiene.
Outside of work, Freya enjoys baking, eating out and balances this with running.

Millie Baggott Profile

Millie Baggot

Dental Hygiene Therapist

I qualified in Manchester in 2000. I have worked at Coronation Road since 2002 and so almost call this home! I try and have a gentle emphatic approach to treatment and really enjoy caring for my patients. Outside of work I enjoy reading, going to the Theatre and Yoga.

Looking forward I would like to try and make preventive side of the Practice more ecologically friendly.